Cracklin Corn Bread
2 tsp salt 1 cup cracklins
1 tsp soda lukewarm water (optional)
1/2 tsp baking powder
Mix together the cornmeal, salt, soda, baking powder and buttermilk. Mix cracklins into the mixture. If it is too dry, use some lukewarm water to make it the right consistency for corn bread. Pour into a greased pan or skillet and bake in a 450 degree oven for 1/2 hour, or until brown.
Common Hoe Cake (or Ashcake)
1/2 tsp salt
Mix cornmeal and salt in a bowl. Gradually stir in enough boiling water to make a stiff dough. Mix thoroughly. Cover and set dough in a cool place for several hours. Bake hoecakes by one of the following methods:
2. Form into cakes as above. Sweep ashes from hearth in front of fire and spread out the cakes. Let them dry a few minutes, then cover with hot ashes and bake about 15 minutes or until firm. Brush off ashes, using a little water to clean them before serving. Hoecakes may be covered with oak leaves before covering with ashes, if desired.
3.  : Put the prepared cakes on a heated hoe or heavy board propped up in from of the fire. Brown on one side, then turn and brown on the other.